Painted Pumpkins on Mason Jars – Fall Mason Jar Craft Ideas with Paint.
Sometimes I like my pumpkins over-the-top …
bright orange. Large and larger-than-life. Carved with crazy faces. Or an intricate design worthy of Martha Stewart. Lit up so brightly you can see them a block away.
And sometimes …. sometimes … I like something a bit more subtle. Something that’s not in your face, but when your face sees it you go, “oh. That’s cute …
and subtle.” 🙂
So I’m loving this project (if I do say so myself!) because it’s the epitome of subtle. It’s a way to add some fall to your decor without resorting to an explosion of orange.
And I tried to keep the making of this project as simple as possible. Because I don’t have any real artist skills, so I rely on my brushes and paints to do the work for me!
How to Make Painted Pumpkins on Mason Jars
Paint Brushes in Various Sizes
Start with two coats of black acrylic paint. Let dry overnight between coats for best results.
Distress along raised letters/numbers/areas with 80 grit sandpaper.
Add orange dot using FolkArt Pumpkin acrylic paint.
Add second dot of FolkArt Pumpkin paint, touching the first dot. This forms the pumpkin base.
Add stem using Americana Aloe acrylic paint.
Use toothpick and FolkArt Pure Orange acrylic paint to make three vertical lines on pumpkin. Pure orange is slightly darker than the FolkArt Pumpkin and offers subtle dimension to pumpkin.
Finish with a clear coat of matte spray sealant. You can find my preferred brand at this link. It doesn’t streak, drip or yellow the whites.
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